Regional Conditions for Cooke City Area

as of 5:00 am
Oct 212″ | 10-27 W
Oct 17 8″ | 15-20 N
Oct 1 2″ | 5-15 SE
10,000′     10/23 at 00:00
17.4℉
NW - 24mph
Gusts 42mph
9100′   10/22 at 23:00
24℉
19″ Depth
Bottom Line: As winds increase today into tonight, the avalanche danger will increase in wind loaded areas. Watch for recent wind loading and examine how the new snow is bonding to the surface it fell on. If you observe cracking, collapsing, recent avalanches, or propagation in your stability test, look for lower angle terrain.
Primary Problem: Wind-Drifted Snow

Past 5 Days

Mon Apr 29

None
Thu May 2

None
Thu Sep 26

None
Mon Oct 21

None
Tue Oct 22

None

Avalanche Activity- Cooke City Area

Photos- Cooke City Area

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  • Snowmobilers around Cooke City observed numerous natural and human triggered avalanches in the days following a significant storm system. 24" of new snow fell over two days with strong wind from the west. With the existence of persistent weak layers, new snow, and wind we expect to see continued avalanche activity. Photo: Joe Sledneck

  • We hiked in to put up the Flanders weather station on 9/25 and found a spotty distribution of 4-6" of snow above 8,000'. Photo: GNFAC

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

  • Last weekend (9/23) there was about 14 inches of snow at 9,000'. Sun and warm temperatures created wet snow avalanches on slopes that face the sun. These small slides can be hazardous if they push you into the wrong terrain. Photo: Z. Drobnik

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Weather Forecast Cooke City Area

Extended Forecast for

2 Miles NNE Cooke City MT

  • Overnight

    Overnight: Snow showers likely.  Mostly cloudy, with a steady temperature around 25. West wind 21 to 26 mph decreasing to 15 to 20 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. Total nighttime snow accumulation of around 2 inches.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    Low: 25 °F

  • Wednesday

    Wednesday: Snow showers likely, mainly before 9am.  Cloudy, with a high near 26. Northwest wind 11 to 18 mph.  Chance of precipitation is 60%. New snow accumulation of less than one inch possible.

    Snow Showers
    Likely

    High: 26 °F

  • Wednesday
    Night

    Wednesday Night: A 30 percent chance of snow showers, mainly before 9pm.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 8. Wind chill values as low as -5. Northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.  New snow accumulation of less than a half inch possible.

    Chance Snow
    Showers then
    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 8 °F

  • Thursday

    Thursday: Mostly sunny, with a high near 31. Wind chill values as low as -5. Southwest wind 8 to 14 mph.

    Mostly Sunny

    High: 31 °F

  • Thursday
    Night

    Thursday Night: Partly cloudy, with a low around 20. West southwest wind 11 to 13 mph.

    Partly Cloudy

    Low: 20 °F

  • Friday

    Friday: Sunny, with a high near 41.

    Sunny

    High: 41 °F

  • Friday
    Night

    Friday Night: Mostly clear, with a low around 25.

    Mostly Clear

    Low: 25 °F

  • Saturday

    Saturday: Snow likely, mainly after noon.  Partly sunny, with a temperature falling to around 20 by 5pm. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    High: 27 °F

  • Saturday
    Night

    Saturday Night: Snow likely, mainly before midnight.  Mostly cloudy, with a low around 9. Chance of precipitation is 70%.

    Snow Likely

    Low: 9 °F

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